(2nd October 2018) 2008 Vauxhall Astra Petrol Manual Hatchback by 49not out
Loved my astra, the 1.4 was a bit underpowered but I'm wasn't out racing it. Suspension springs tend to ping a bit too often and the battery lasts about 4 years before the dreaded click from the starter motor. If looked after the astra is easy to drive and mine was immaculate after 10 years.
(8th August 2014) 2003 Vauxhall Astra Diesel Manual Hatchback by Azzymo
Having driven a 03 1.7dti Astra for around 4 years I can look back and say that compared to most modern stuff I've owned the Astra was a good servant. Sure it is bland and gutless and no one will ever compliment you on your choice of car but on the other hand it will be dependable and functional. My model was the LS 5dr. There weren't that many toys, I think electric front windows were about as flash as it got. The only biggish thing to go on the car was the alternator, costing around £200 to put right. Everything else was straight forward wear and tear and servicing. The diesel engine is dead as a dodo but as it doesn't have a turbo you don't have a fear of an impending wallet bursting bill. MPG was decent, mostly early 50's. I don't think I'll ever look back and remember those Astra days as the best driving times in my life but they were some of the most trouble free. Don't start me on the modern Vauxhall diesels though..
(7th August 2014) 2008 Vauxhall Astra Diesel Manual Hatchback by Andy
One of the best cars I've owned. Low running cost low insurance and never stepped a foot wrong. The car is a pleasure to drive and has plenty of power to put down. The car also has some great features and beautifully styled inside and out.
(7th August 2012) 2000 Vauxhall Astra Petrol Hatchback by RW
I have owned two Astra's both needed the starter replaced this is easily fixed for very about 80 pound for labour and parts. the first Astra i owned for one year sadly i crashed it, few cars and a few years later i bought another Astra which I've had over 2 years both have been the same year and both never wanted for nothing.